NORTH OF DIXIE: CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY BEYOND THE SOUTH

Over 100 powerful photographs offer a broader view and fresh perspective on the nationwide struggle for civil rights

BY MARK SPELTZ -- PUBLISHED BY J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES
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NORTHERN UNDEREXPOSURE

Explores decades worth of little-known struggles for civil rights in dozens of cities nationwide & why they matter.

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THE BATTLE FOR SELF-REPRESENTATION

Civil rights groups, such as SNCC, CORE, & NAACP, utilized photography to illuminate discrimination, expose hypocrisy & galvanize supporters.

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BLACK POWER & BEYOND

Black Power meant more than guns & bravado & manifested itself in diverse ways from free breakfast programs & medical clinics to protests in the streets & on college campuses.

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SURVEILLANCE & REPRESSION

Law enforcement & government agencies also used photography to document & monitor activists & citizens & disrupt the civil rights movement.

North of Dixie changes how we view the struggle for racial justice

The history of the civil rights movement is commonly illustrated with well-known photographs from Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma—leaving the visual story of the movement outside the South remaining to be told.

Fall 2016 / Hardcover / J. Paul Getty Museum & Getty Publications / 160 pages / 100 b&w illustrations / ISBN 978-1-60606-505-1

With images by photojournalists, artists, and activists, including Bob Adelman, Charles Brittin, Diana Davies, Leonard Freed, Gordon Parks, and Art Shay, North of Dixie offers a broader and more complex view of the American civil rights movement than is usually presented by the media. North of Dixie also considers the camera as a tool that served both those in support of the movement and against it. Photographs inspired activists, galvanized public support, and implored local and national politicians to act, but they also provided means of surveillance and repression that were used against movement participants. North of Dixie brings to light numerous lesser-known images and illuminates the story of the civil rights movement in the American North and West.

Mark Speltz

is an author and historian based in Madison, Wisconsin
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Mark Speltz writes about civil rights photography, vernacular architecture, & Wisconsin history and culture. North of Dixie is his third book. He is currently a senior historian at American Girl.

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